Tyler Dasher

Shelby Dasher, the woman charged with second degree murder of her 13-month-old son, Tyler Dasher.
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A St. Louis County grand jury has indicted Shelby Dasher, ruling there is probable cause to try her for second-degree murder in the death of her 13-month-old son.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the grand jury handed up the indictment Wednesday. The attorney for Dasher has entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

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The attorney for the Affton woman accused of killing her 13-month-old son is seeking dismissal of the murder charge.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that public defender Tara Crane filed a motion Monday seeking dismissal of the second-degree murder charge against 20-year-old Shelby Dasher. Crane also asked for bail reduction if the murder charge is not dropped. Dasher has been jailed on $500,000 bond since Nov. 16.

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Services set for Tyler Dasher

Services are set for early next week for a 13-month-old suburban St. Louis boy who authorities say was fatally beaten by his mother.

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A St. Louis County judge has entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Shelby Dasher, the young mother accused of killing her 13-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.

The 20-year-old Dasher made a brief court appearance Thursday during which the judge also assigned the public defender's office to represent her.

Dasher was charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday, a day after she reported that her son, Tyler, was missing from his crib.

(via St. Louis County Police Department)

Update 5:26 p.m. (adds more information, replaces 3:27 p.m. update):

Just a little over 24 hours after reporting her son missing an Affton woman has been charged in the child’s death.

Twenty-year-old Shelby Dasher faces a second-degree murder charge.

She’s accused of killing her 13-month-old son Tyler Dasher, then disposing of his body near a cemetery.

St. Louis County Police chief Tim Fitch says skilled investigators and interviewers helped bring the case to a head quickly.

“One of our first supervisors on the scene yesterday was a very experienced lieutenant who used to for most of his career handle child abuse cases,” Fitch said. “So he recognized rather quickly that this wasn’t just a missing person. That there was a lot more to this than just a baby missing out of his bed.”

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One person in custody in connection to 1-year-old Tyler Dasher's murder

St. Louis County police detectives have taken one person into custody in connection to the death of 1-year-old Tyler Dasher. The death has been ruled a homicide. St. Louis County spokesman Rick Eckhard says the person has not yet been formally booked or processed.